Facebook Banned My Ad – Again

Facebook Banned my Ad – Again

I had an interesting struggle figuring this one out. On one of my pages I got to 400 Likes in just a handful of days for really really cheap and fairly well targeted placement, based on the few discussions I’ve already had with my followers.I posted that I got 400 likes, using some “happy birthday” style text, which is supposed to bypass the filters to allow people to see it. When that got about 5% viewership, I decided to alter the text, since it was obviously not working. I decided to attempt to promote it, and made it more like a landing page offer. I then clicked the dropdown and found out that for some odd reason it was going to offer me 10,000 views for $15 – heck of a deal – for the audience I selected. Fairly narrow targeting.

I clicked Promote and after a few hours went to check out my performance. I didn’t get any messages from them about approval or disapproval and was surprised to see that it was disapproved. I read the pink warning box and it said I had done one of a slew of things, including improper use of Facebook Property. I dug around in the ad for probably 10 minutes before I realized that the issue was.

I had done a screenshot of the 400 Likes. Drat. The whole post was worthless now that it had finished running through the 5% of the Likers’ newsfeeds. I deleted the ad and the post. Drat. Time to rethink how to do this for that cheap.

So remember folks, it’s against the rules of FB to post a picture of FB…

Charles Miske

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Author, mentor, consultant, personal trainer to elite athletes, runner, climber, mountaineer, world adventure travel expert. I'm here to help you manage your social media marketing in ways that will leave you both successful and speechless.

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